Actuators for when space is limited

Tool and die, work-holding, specials manufacturing, and plastic injection molding industries need actuators that can fit into tight spaces. The Compact Hydraulic actuators save space without sacrificing performance. This new product family offers two series: Medium (CMH) and High Pressure (CHH). The CMH offers pressures up to 2030 PSI (140 Bar) whereas the CHH offers

Beckhoff Automation Introduces TwinCAT Vision Software

Beckhoff Automation today announced the incorporation of comprehensive image processing capabilities into its PC-based control system with new TwinCAT Vision software. TwinCAT unites a comprehensive range of machine functionality – PLC, motion control, robotics, high-end measurement technology, IoT, HMI and now machine vision – all in an end-to-end engineering and control platform. With this level of integration, TwinCAT Vision eliminates

Allied Motion Introduces Fully-Integrated Powered Wheel Drives with Steering for Electric Vehicles

Allied Motion Technologies introduces the WheelMaxTM Steering Series wheel drive assemblies. WheelMax Steering Drives are fully-integrated, electrically-powered traction wheels with on-board steering systems for electric vehicles. Each WheelMax Steering Drive combines a traction wheel with tire, epicyclic gearbox, robust steering gear and bearing system, and two rugged PMDC brush motors, one for traction and one

Entry-Level Compact DAQ Embedded Computers hit 1 MS/sec with multi-function, 16-channel, 12/16-bit resolution

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group is pleased to introduce the new MIC-1800 series.  When there is a need for a compact platform that can acquire analog signals and also provide advanced functions such as analog trigger and a waveform generator, the new MIC-1800 series with multi-function, 16-channel, 12/16-bit resolution, and up to 1MS/s sample rate is

Solar Atmospheres Thermally Treats First FAA Certified Ti-6Al-4V Structural AM Aviation Components

Solar Atmospheres successfully processed the first FAA Certified structural additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V parts that were produced by Norsk Titanium AS destined for installation on a Boeing airplane.  The vacuum stress relief was compliant with the stringent AMS 2801 and other OEM specifications.   Norsk Titanium’s printing technology of these aft galley supports, along with other

SMD Non-isolated Switching Regulators K78T-500R3/1000R3 Series

MORNSUN K78 series are non-isolated regulators known for compact size, high efficiency and compatible with traditional LM78xx linear regulators. New SMD packaged K78T-500R3/K78T-1000R3 series are introduced to meet the reflow soldering production requirements. The peak temperature of reflow soldering is Tc≤245 ℃ and keeps 60s (Max.) above 217 ℃, which meets the IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020D.1 standard.

Fixture Plates and Why You Should Use Them

Machining parts is easy… work-holding is the hard part! Fixturing, part setups, and work holding is a never ending skill. Any time I have the chance to tour a factory, walk a trade show, or talk shop with another machinist, I try to learn as much as possible about workholding. There are countless creative uses

Self-Clinching Free-Running Locknuts from PennEngineering

New PEM® S-RT™ self-clinching free-running locknuts from PennEngineering® feature a modified thread angle enabling easier tightening of mating screws and superior vibration-resistant locking performance in thin metal assemblies. The modified thread formation allows mating screws to spin freely during the attachment process until clamp load is induced during the screw-tightening process. The applied clamp load

EBTEC Corporation, a Division of EDAC Technologies Acquires Three LASERDYNE Laser Machining Systems In A Major Expansion — Provides EBTEC Competitive Advantages With Newest Complex Laser Processing Technology

EBTEC Corporation, a division of EDAC Technologies LLC (Cheshire, CT), has acquired three LASERDYNE Fiber Laser Machining Systems. Once installed at EBTEC’s new expanded 83,500 square foot facility in East Windsor CT, this new laser technology expands the company’s four existing fiber laser system output to meet the growing needs of its aerospace and commercial

Nexen Introduces Alternative to Traditional Drive Systems: Roller Pinion System in Corrosion Resistant Stainless Steel

Nexen Group, Inc. introduces a stainless steel version of its patented precision roller pinion system (RPS). The Nexen RPS engages two teeth simultaneously to achieve superior accuracy with zero backlash at any length. The system is also extremely quiet, and 99% efficient. Stainless steel makes the system extremely corrosion resistant, with a long life of

New PTO Clutch Brake Animation Video Created by Ogura

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how PTO clutch brakes work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In PTO clutch brakes, torque is generated by attracting the armature and rotor to each other via a series of magnetic flux paths. The animation

SmartPerf™ From Prima Power Laserdyne Makes “On-The-Fly” Laser Drilling Of Linear And Cylindrical Patterns In 2D and 3D Parts Easy

It’s another first from Prima Power Laserdyne – SmartPerf™ the application inspired tool for programming and laser drilling of simple to complex patterns of holes in linear and cylindrical paths in 2D and 3D parts. SmartPerf ensures higher quality holes, both in terms of metallurgy and geometry, with the benefit of reduced cycle time for

New Website Offers Better Ways to Improve Efficiency and Safety

EXAIR.com is the new digital home of Intelligent Compressed Air products for industry. EXAIRs new website has improved the product selection process by providing descriptions immediately from the homepage. An improved account management and ordering process streamlines access to historical orders, allows one click repeat orders and eases editing of your information. This website is

ABB Jokab Safety Pluto safety PLC features hot-swap capabilities for in-the-field replacement

The ABB® Jokab Safety™ Pluto™ safety programmable logic controller (PLC) features an advanced design that enables hot swapping for replacement with just the removal of the old terminal caps and a push of a button. In addition to being able to hot swap an old Pluto safety PLC for a new one with little more

Better motion control through matched gearheads and servomotors

A problem with bolting aftermarket gearheads onto servomotors to handle torque-speed requirements is that you rarely get a really good fit. The Sigma-7 servomotor line addresses this issue. Gearheads have been designed to pair precisely with every servomotor in the Sigma-7 range, creating complete gear motor solutions rated from a low of 50 watts to

Kurt SeraLock Towers And WedgeLock and MoveLock Modules Provide High Density, Flexible Workholding

High density, high accuracy and flexibility to accommodate different part sizes or multiple parts are benefits of Kurt’s SeraLock Towers, and WedgeLock and MoveLock workholding modules. “SeraLock Towers make it possible to easily machine a group of dissimilar workpieces or a high density of a single part all in the same setup. The system employs

Patented No Drip Atomizing Spray Nozzle Covers 360 Degrees

EXAIRs patented 1/4 NPT No Drip internal mix 360 degree hollow circular pattern atomizing spray nozzle atomizes fluid and sprays away from the nozzle in all directions. These can provide a smooth, even coating on the inside diameter of a pipe or similar ductwork. They are also effective for operations where mist over a broad

Award-Winning Powder Metal Parts

The winners in the 2017 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition, sponsored by the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF), demonstrate outstanding examples of PM’s diversity. These component fabricators use PM’s flexibility to push forward new concepts and process controls and demonstrate the inexhaustible well of capabilities PM can marshal in the service of component

JK Tool’s new custom designed facility

JK Tool Inc., a designer and manufacturer of progressive stamping tools, precision machined components and custom assemblies recently moved into a brand new custom designed facility in New Kensington, PA. The new facility located in New Kensington, PA is 18,000 square-feet and is part of the Westmoreland Business & Research Park. This new facility offers

Kurt Workholding’s HDL CarvLock® Towers Provide Precision Clamping

Kurt Workholding offers a complete line of high-density CarvLock® workholding towers for precision machining with eight or twelve clamping stations in both manual and hydraulic models. Equipped with easily changeable jaws, these Kurt towers provide maximum setup flexibility and fast changeover between jobs. Kurt’s complete line of CarvLock tower system options allows manufactures to configure

Compact Barcode Reader Delivers Powerful Performance

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world’s leading supplier of industrial barcode readers and machine vision, announced today the addition of the  DataMan 70 series to its successful line of compact fixed-mount barcode readers. DataMan 70 delivers the highest read rates for 1-D and 2-D label-based barcodes in a form factor small enough to fit in

How to design robust injection molds

RJG, Inc. held their first Mold Design class in March of this year. The goal of offering this course is to provide mold makers, design engineers and molders with the common language and core knowledge required to design injection molds that exceed time, cost and quality requirements. Mold Design is meant to bridge the gap

Analyze motion performance easily

The IL5 High-Speed Camera lets you record any gears, motors, machinery, mechanical or robotic equipment that is moving too quickly to process with the naked eye. By using slow motion replay, you can see what you have been missing with normal speed video and analyze the performance of your equipment to improve design. With recording

J.W. Winco Offers Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers With Push Button, Threaded Stud Type

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 303 (with Steel Components) and GN 303.1 (with Stainless Steel Components) Zinc Die Cast Adjustable Levers with Push Button, Threaded Stud Type. The adjustable hand levers with push button, which are RoHS compliant, have proven to be ideal wherever parts

New Large Siphon Fed Spray Nozzle Coats, Cools, Treats & Paints

EXAIR’s new 1/2 NPT siphon fed atomizing spray nozzle atomizes a variety of fluids in a round spray pattern where no liquid pressure is available and heavy application of liquid is needed. This corrosion resistant type 303SS nozzle draws liquid into the airstream and mixes it internally while providing up to 24″ of suction height.